This grand Palladian mansion dates back to 1703, set in glorious manicured gardens and steeped in history, it was until recently the home of the Countess of Litchfield, part of the Cranborne Estate of the Marquis of Salisbury. The current custodians have spared no expense in creating their vision, a stylish country pad less than 2 hours from London, drawing inspiration from the renowned Soho Farmhouse and Babington House.
Whether you are looking to throw a fabulous party or relax and recharge, 10 Castle Street simply becomes your home for as long as you wish, with discrete staff on hand to tend to your every need. There are elegant spaces for entertaining and cosy nooks to curl up with a book, or lose yourself in the verdant gardens and perhaps enjoy a spot of yoga.
The gorgeous interiors combine stately grandeur with contemporary chic, with magnificent fireplaces, towering ceilings and an incredible collection of artwork. The living accommodation spans two floors, with an impressive entrance hall leading through to a beautiful dining room, a light and airy drawing room leading onto an orangery style room, a cosy sitting room and the elegant pillar room complete with its own bar, piano and humidor creating a wonderful space to relax with a drink in the evening.
On the first floor lies a spacious sitting room with a huge cinema style screen plentiful comfortable seating and games along with a small bar, a cosy dining room to seat 10, a spacious games room with leather seating and pool table, and children’s playroom, with nannies or children’s entertainers available if required. There is also a small kitchen available.
The 11 individually designed bedrooms are located across the first and second floor, all comfortably furnished with sumptuous mattresses, luxurious linens and calming colours to ensure a restful night’s sleep. Beautiful bathrooms feature Temple Spa toiletries, swathes of marble, powerful showers and plump, fluffy towels, creating a wonderfully indulgent feel.
Food and drink at 10 Castle Street is a real highlight, with a renowned chef at the helm, on hand to create whatever your heart desires. Many ingredients are sourced from the kitchen gardens and meat reared on the estate, with sustainable, sophisticated dishes to suit your exact tastes and requirements, whether you are looking for a fine dining tasting menu or late night street food. The owner is also a wine merchant, and so the enviable wine list offers a superb range at wholesale prices, however guests are also welcome to bring their own drinks if they prefer.
The idyllic estate encompasses 22 acres of verdant formal gardens, ancient woodland and parkland, with a beautiful loggia, manicured lawns and terraces perfect for summer soirees and al fresco dining. There are a variety of activities available in the estate from clay shooting and archery to wine tasting and duck herding. Horse riding can be arranged on the Shaftesbury Estate through the owners, and the local area offers superb leisure opportunities including sailing, water sports, kite surfing, cycling and the breath-taking countryside of Cranborne Chase is on the doorstep, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The House is close to some of England’s most prestigious shooting estates such as Ashcombe, Prescombe and Gussage All Saints, making it ideal for shooting parties. Service is personalised to the highest of standards providing anything from helicopter transfers to bespoke elevenses, with a private luxury car service to take guests to and from the shoots.
Up to 4 dogs are welcome at 10 Castle Street, with luxury dog beds and treats provided, and acres of countryside to explore.
10 Castle Street offers discerning guests a wonderfully indulgent experience, fully staffed for your utmost comfort with a private chef and house keeping all included, and privacy and discretion assured. This gem of a property offers the perfect setting for relaxing family holidays, incredible celebrations or weekend retreats, with superb accessibility.